Edmonton-area school calls boxing death of beloved teacher 'tragedy for everyone'
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, June 19, 2017 1:49PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:10AM EDT
EDMONTON - The Edmonton-area elementary school where fighter Tim Hague taught is calling his death after a boxing match on the weekend a tragedy.
The 34-year-old Hague died from injuries suffered in a second round technical knockout loss to Adam Braidwood in a heavyweight bout on Friday night.
A statement from Ecole Bellevue School says Hague was a "beloved teacher and staff member" and that his death is "a tragedy for everyone."
The school is offering support to its staff and students to help deal with the loss.
Hague's death came less than a month after boxer David Whittom went into a coma with bleeding on the brain after knockout loss in Fredericton, N.B.
The two cases have raised calls for an investigation into ways to improve the safety of fighters in boxing and MMA.